Conservation Explorers (ConEx) is a conservation-based outdoor summer program for current 8th graders. A collaboration between Center for Conservation Leadership (CCL) and the Lake County Forest Preserves, this two-week program focuses on water, wildlife, and way of life. Students get to know the various ecosystems along Lake Michigan and take a three-day trip to Indiana Dunes National Park to understand the importance of conservation efforts to study and protect these unique areas.

Program Dates for Summer 2020 are July 6th through 17th (Monday - Friday Only)

Please check out the Conservation Explorers Program Information Packet below for more details!

Applications must be postmarked/received by Friday, May 1. Applying early is encouraged. To apply, review and fill out the following: Program Information Packet | Student Application Form  | Student Agreement Form | Recommendation Form | Scholarship Application

Scholarships available to those who qualify. In case of postponement or cancellation, full refunds will be issued.